Ok, ok, ok…. Settle, I know you are just as excited about this one as I am!
Seriously though, cheesecake, pumpkin, latte, NO BAKE! … I mean really how could you not love this
I am such a fan of layered desserts and especially fond of the ones layered in mason jars. Mason jars are just plain great! We use them as cups in our house, we have mason jar style mugs as well… seriously!
Enough about our odd collection of glassware…
When I created this collection of recipes I knew I wanted something fun, individually portioned and fairly simple to make so of course a no bake cheesecake was the answer!
Now a cheese cake has a nice crunchy base… you can’t have a cheesecake without it! I know I said no bake, but, I may have slightly fibbed. I did bake the base crumble to toast the nuts and dry up the cookies a little… SOOO worth it!
Trust me… when this comes out of the oven it’s snackable… like really snackable… like you might have to smack your own hand to stay out of it… and then you will find yourself craving it later, and you will want to make it as a treat for movie night.
Skip the granola trail mixes, cookie crumble is where it’s at!
Pssssttt … doesn’t that tart look incredible too …. well you can get that one here…
To assemble these little jars of dreams
I started by layering some of the cookie crumble into the bottom of the dish, the base includes delicious ginger snaps, spice, obviously butter and the most delicious crunchy delectable morsels of Pecans (can you tell their my favorite!)
A generous helping of the cheesecake mixture and then finally topped with a scoop of maple whipped cream, sprinkle of crumble and some silky smooth caramel (I used store bought for that ;)… sometimes you need to cut a few corners. )
You will note that I added the ring top to the mason jars. I just feel it finishes the look/feel of the dessert but not completely necessary… You are trying to impress your guests after all 😉
The benefit of this dessert is that if your guests fill up too much on their dinner, you can send them home with a little cheesecake are package, just add the top.
What ever you choose to do, I know you will win over your guests even though this isn’t your traditional Thanksgiving Pie!